Friday, November 14th, 2008
Dr Nic has shared his experiences using WebKit to implement part of your iPhone app (in his case SurfView):
Why you may want to do it
WebKit for rapid prototyping: WebKit exists and it is awesome at rendering HTML and CSS, with access to the powerful CSS3 transformations and webkit-specific bonus features.
It is highly likely that your designer can make something beautiful looking in Photoshop and cut it up into HTML + CSS. Comparatively, its highly unlikely they can cut it up into native Objective-C code.
For Oakley’s Surf Report app, Anthony is toying with replacing some of the WebKit usage with native UI elements (normal UITableView with custom UITableViewCells) so that we can get back those precious seconds and give them to the user as a Christmas present.
A very nice read.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am